Malaysia and Singapore should have three to four more bridges, says Dr M

By BERNAMA | 19 March 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries.

The Prime Minister said that compared to Penang, which now plans to build its third bridge to the mainland in the form of a tunnel, the traffic flow in Singapore is much bigger.

“Even Penang, which has less population than Singapore, at first rejected the first bridge but then, subsequently, we built another bridge and now we want a tunnel, and that's (just) Penang and the mainland.

“Singapore traffic is much bigger than Penang's. We only have one causeway and a bridge. We need at least three to four more bridges,” he said during a question-and-answer session at the Invest Malaysia 2019, here, today.

Dr Mahathir said Singapore, however, does not want any more bridges for some reason that he himself does not understand.

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